My Book List - Scan ISBN barcode scanner to create and manage your library collection database inventory and export to BibTeX Zotero
By Giacomo Balli
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Includes Barcode scanner to make adding books super fast!
"The ideal repository for book recommendations gathered from friends, reviews, and other sources, the app will locate the actual book cover and store it on its iBook-like shelf or as an entry on a list. The app can also access all the book titles, charts, covers, descriptions, and acquisition options in any of the iBookstores worldwide, Amazon, and the free texts at Google Books."
A simple and beautiful layout will help you keep track of the amazing books you come across.
* Create a personal library of books
* Information is retrieved directly from Amazon and iBooks Store
* Add manually (not via search), or SCAN BARCODE
* Snap picture of cover when manually adding book
* Includes charts of top books for all genres
* Book Genius feature (find similar titles)
* Touch link to view details for each book (and easily purchase)
* Entire library is locally saved/cached
* 2 different library views (grid and list)
* ability to sort the list
* share features
* export features
It's also a great help when friends and family suggest books to you and you never know where to write them down and eventually forget.
"Every day you hear or read about a book that sounds interesting - and now there's an app designed to help track all those books recommendations," commented developer Giacomo Balli. "My Book List is the personalized book list of all the books you've been meaning to read, and those you've read."
What's New in Version 3.995
Now you can always manually add a book!
...also fixed minor bugs.
I had used the previous version on my old iPhone and recorded 443 books into this app. I was then able to export the data to an excel file, email it to myself and import to FileMaker so I had a searchable eLibrary of all my books. I liked it so much that I purchased this again for my new iPhone. The biggest benefit is how easily I can scan or even search for a title. In less than a minute I scanned 13 books. I'm a fast typist, but no way could I data enter all that info in the same amount of time. Sure, the tracking of free scans was a little annoying. I just paid the $.99 when prompted. The benefits far outweigh the annoyance. I do have a couple things I'd like to see improved. 1) the buttons to scan or search could be a bit bigger. 2) the iPhone text prompt doesn't seem to connect while I'm typing. I couldn't tap on the suggested word and have it fill in on the app text screen. Also relatively minor concerns. I'll update my review once I've tested the export feature which is really the whole point of using the app. I did look for the photo feature, seems to be gone, but it was a little quirky in the previous version anyway so not a real loss. Very satisfied with this app.
This is just an average program. The barcode scanner freezes and you have to go back to List to unfreeze it. When you add notes and try to minimize the keyboard it goes back to the top of the list. When you sort it by date added it puts the newest books at the bottom. UGH. There is no way other than notes to indicate the location of the books. And forget about making global changes! I just paid 4.99 to add all book details and it keeps freezing and adding one or ten books each time I hit refresh. What a pain! I don't even know what all those details are because I don't see any additional information. Lastly it would be really great to have a filed for Who. And when you loan books out. Ok one more thing - you can't categorize custom categorize them (i.e. Jacks books)
Verdict still out
I purchased this app to help me manage my class library after the first few scans you find out you have to pay more to scan unlimited. Hen after I get that paid for I start scanning and learn to purchase unlimited slots in my library I have to pay again. It sure would be better to just make it all inclusive since the app is no good without those two features. You have to pay one price to try it anyway so who wants to spend money on a trial. Heat should be the free light version. After paying for all the hidden pieces I have scanned a lot of books and it does look like I can export them. I would like to have more than just scan and save though since I am using it to track my classroom library
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- Category: Catalogs
- Updated: Jan 28, 2015
- Version: 3.995
- Size: 11.9 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Seller: Giacomo Balli
- © 2010 - 2015, Giacomo Balli
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- barcode scanner unlock$0.99
- app functionality unlock$0.99
- remote database & device sync$1.99
- extra details for all books$4.99
- BibTeX and Zotero export$4.99